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How does a Christian artist cultivate and shape culture?

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Today's culture is filled with images and God has saturated our world with meaning. Through Redeemer's Art program, students are given the opportunity to use the arts to open their eyes, cultivate and seek God's calling and intended purpose for creation.

Art is a Bachelor of Arts degree program. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for deep relationship building with peers and mentoring by faculty. It is a powerful context where students have space to discover their own voice and dare to accept God's challenge to be a culture-maker and shaper.

Your art classes are focused on the studio. Studio work integrates mind, body, and spirit in a unique way, balancing the study of technique (perspective, colour, materials) and the exploration of concepts and themes. You will approach the history of art, contemporary art practice and theory, with seriousness, developing strategies for navigating the difficult intersection of religious belief and contemporary art.

Art The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Creatives can speak more holistically when they have encountered science, history, philosophy, business and religion.
  • Curators can arrange impactful collections when they understand the diverse stories and histories of their patrons.
  • Artists who understand marketing and teamwork are more effective collaborators and more successful in their business ventures.

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In the Classroom

The studio is where students' faith and vision come together, leaning to express their authentic voice through the work of their own hands. Students push their skills through courses like Figure Drawing, think deeply in courses like Faith and Art, and explore the rich history of art and culture in courses like Modern Art History.

Beyond Campus

There is a museum/gallery trip each semester where students are encouraged to engage with challenging contemporary work to stretch, think and grow. Every other year, a trip to New York City is an opportunity for students to encounter the things they've studied face-to-face and be inspired by the work of others.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s art program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Michael VanHartingsveldt '11

is a museum collections manager who specializes in collecting and interpreting East Asian art.

Betty Brouwer '88

founded RE-create, an open arts studio for street-involved youth in downtown Hamilton, Ont. She is a registered art therapist with the Shalem Mental Health Network, of which RE-create is one of its outreach programs.

Find out where a degree in Art takes you!
Redeemer’s Art Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Roles open to me
with this degree:
  • Artist
  • Art historian
  • Art critic
  • Cartoonist
  • Graphic designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior designer
  • Muralist
  • Photographer
  • Preparator, galleries and museums
With continuing
education I can be:
  • Animator
  • Architect
  • Art administrator
  • Art librarian
  • Art therapist
  • Gallery/museum curator
  • Magazine designer
  • Photojournalist
  • Teacher
  • Web designer
Related jobs in other fields:
  • Advertising illustrator
  • Arts administrator
  • Camera operator
  • Jewellery designer
  • Makeup artist
  • Marketing specialist
  • Talent agent
  • Videographer
  • Visual merchandiser
Technical skills:
  • Applying theories of composition, framing and abstraction
  • Mastering use of colour, space and line
  • Seeing, drawing and understanding form
  • Studio practices, such as drawing, painting, photography
  • Utilizing digital media
Transferable skills:
  • Building resilience by presenting and displaying work
  • Communicating visually
  • Designing
  • Explaining work and creating instructions
  • Openness to new ideas and concepts
  • Planning and installing exhibitions
  • Preparing a portfolio
  • Solving problems in unique ways
  • Thinking creatively
  • Viewing issues from multiple perspectives
Discover current trends, wages and job in Canada for the Art field.
Explore your career ideas. Find out what Redeemer alumni have done with their degree.
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Redeemer’s Art Program provides you with the knowledge and relevant skills to set you on the path to a fulfilling career.
Alumni can go on
to careers as...
  • Illustrators
  • Fashion designers
  • Creative directors
  • Graphic designers
  • Curators
  • Art therapists
  • Photographers
  • Digital media managers
  • Interior designers
  • Architects
  • Teachers
Alumni can do further
studies to earn...
  • MA in Art History
  • MA in Art Business
  • MA in Arts Education
  • Master of Architecture (MArch)
  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Registered Art Therapist (RCAT)
  • MA in Art Management
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Art professor Phil Irish sails the north as part of The Arctic Circle residency program.

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Trusting God for the Journey

A fourth-year art major is taking opportunities God places on her path to learn more about herself and discern his calling for her life.

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Past and present Redeemer art faculty discuss the necessity of fostering a creative environment on campus.

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You Make Known to Me the Path

New public art on campus will draw the viewer in as the missing element.

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Listening Through the Cross

Associate professor of art Phil Irish is participating in a reimagined Lenten tradition.

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Black History and the God of Redemption

Redeemer’s faculty and students explore issues of race and representation through the curriculum this term.

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When Art Meets Everything Else

Four graduating art students reflect on their senior exhibitions and how their passions were deepened by studying inside and outside their majors.

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